the policy of a state intent on regaining areas of its original territory that have been lost to other states as a result of war, a treaty signed under duress, etc.
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How to use revanche in a sentence
En revanche, I am a feeble wretch, with eyes that threaten to get bloodshot on the slightest provocation.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3) | George Eliot
Hence Germanys bristling attitude to France, and the revival in France of the revanche idea, which had died down.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind | Herbert George Wells
Mr. Chorley speaks some things very well—but what does he mean about 'execution,' en revanche?The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 | Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
Elle est furieuse cont vous, allans tous les jours chercher ley Roy (d'icy) demandant a gran cri revanche pour son Mary.The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. | W. M. Thackeray
On every occasion that the revanche cry has been resuscitated, the direct cause is to be sought in Germany.What Germany Thinks | Thomas F. A. Smith